What Can I Do With This Discipline/Major?
For helpful resources on your career opportunities, explore the “What Can I Do with
This Major” guides for economics and business studies.
Some common career titles for this major include:
- Market Research Analysts
- Survey Researchers
- Postsecondary Teacher
For additional career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook
for hundreds of occupations, visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook.
Internships and Research Opportunities
Getting applied experience in your field is critical. The following resources will
allow you to learn more about your department’s opportunities and process, as well
introduce you to other major-specific internship posting resources. For more information,
email Dr. Matthew Chambers, economics department internship coordinator.
Careers and Jobs
The resources below are a starting point for your job search. In addition to making
use of the Internet to do research, we encourage you to talk to people in the fields
you are interested in (don’t forget to use TU’s Career Mentor Database) to learn more about specific opportunities and organizations.
Sample Resumes and Interview Questions
For major specific resume samples, we encourage you to look at the Sample Economics Resume (PDF) and the Sample Business Administration Resume (PDF) in addition to our Sample Resume Database.
Below are sample interview questions for your field. In preparing for the interview,
you’ll also want to review common interview questions (PDF) asked of all majors, thoroughly research the organization, dress professionally,
and visit the interview skills section of the Career Center’s website. You can practice your interview skills online
via Big Interview or schedule a mock interview with a Career Center staff member.
Common industry related questions
- Why are you interested in a career in (investment banking/stock brokerage/sales assistant/trader/equities
- Can you detail your financial modeling experience?
- What shares would you recommend at the moment, and why?
- What are some important qualities that someone working in this field must have?
- What do you bring to the group when you are a part of a team effort?
- Imagine that you are at a meeting with a client, and your management director is giving
a presentation. You suddenly notice a mistake in some of the calculations which you
have done for the presentation. Do you tell him? When? What would you say?
- What could a company do with excess cash on the balance sheet?
- What is working capital?
- Do you have strong quantitative skills?
- Are you entrepreneurial?
- If a company has a consistent negative earning record and wanted to raise capital
and could only do so by issuing debt, what type of debt should they issue? Why?
Professional associations offer many benefits to students, often including reduced-price
membership, mentorship programs, “careers in…” information, job and internship listings,
field-related conferences and publications, and much more. Be sure to check out sections
on the associations’ websites related to students, education, careers, etc.
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